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Kartman Passes Away

The founder of the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Dubuque has died. According to his obituary, Louis “Louie” Kartman passed away last Friday. He was 87 years old. Kartman served with the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He drove trucks for a number of companies in Dubuque and was an independent operator for over 40 years. Kartman was a member of the VFW, Marine Corps League, American Legion and Men’s Breakfast at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Asbury. A second visitation will be held after 9 am Wednesday until the time of service at 10:30 at the church. Following the service there will be a procession to the Memorial Plaza with military honors by the Dubuque Marine Corps League and other veterans groups.

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